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September 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Waters - Fall 2021 - Issue 5

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter includes high water from Hurricanes Ida and Henri, removal of a low-head dam in York County, state of the art USGS monitoring and modeling of stream temperature in the Delaware River Basin, and more.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Northeastern U.S. Streams During Tropical Storm Henri

Streamflow and water level changed dramatically as Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in the northeastern U.S. in late August, 2021, as shown by the Water Footprint Data Visualization.

Date published: July 8, 2021

Spring Grove Weir Removal

Pennsylvania Water Science Center personnel remove broad-crested weir, Codorus Creek at Spring Grove

Date published: May 14, 2021

Science Outreach at Riverview High School

USGS staff participated in science outreach at Riverview High School, where students learned about environmental science and took part in interactive learning experiences.

April 7, 2021

Pennsylvania Waters - Spring 2021 - Issue 4

This issue of our Pennsylvania Water Science Center Newsletter highlights USGS data on the occurrence of PFAS contaminants in surface waters across the Commonwealth, a first-of-its-kind survey, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. USGS identified likely causes for changing low-flow statistics for streams in the Delaware River Basin, and there's more.

Date published: April 6, 2021

USGS at the 2021 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium (Virtual)

USGS scientists presented recent research results and updated stakeholders on USGS groundwater activities at the 2021 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium (Virtual) on May 6, 2021.

Date published: April 6, 2021

USGS Studies Low-Flow Changes in the Delaware River Basin

USGS scientists published a new study of low flow in streams in the Delaware River Basin. In general, the low flows measured during 1980-2018 increased along with increased precipitation, although low flows decreased in the Coastal Plain area, in the southern part of the basin, where water use and impervious surface...

Date published: April 6, 2021

New USGS Report Shows High Levels of Arsenic and Uranium in Some Connecticut Wells

A new U.S. Geological Survey study provides an updated, statewide estimate of high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and uranium in private well water across Connecticut.

Date published: March 18, 2021

USGS Releases First-of-its-Kind Survey of PFAS in Pennsylvania Surface Waters

USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center in cooperation with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) released a first-of-its-kind Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) dataset.

Date published: February 5, 2021

Drought Watch Removed for 3 Pennsylvania Counties - All Commonwealth Counties now in Normal Status

On February 4, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection removed the three remaining counties under Drought Watch declarations. Hydrologic conditions for all Commonwealth counties are now in a Normal status. 

Date published: December 17, 2020

USGS and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture study groundwater quality in agricultural areas

USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have agreed on a new five-year program to continue 30 years of cooperation assessing groundwater quality in agricultural areas. 

December 10, 2020

Pennsylvania Waters - Winter 2020 - Issue 3

News in this issue of Pennsylvania Waters includes a visual story about water availability and quality in the Delaware River Basin, StreamStats updates for Pennsylvania, a water-quality modeling tool for acid mine drainage treatment systems, a national water dashboard for flooding and other stream data, studies of nutrients and sediments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and more!